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  1. Daniel, I've sent you a PM.

    Daniel, I've sent you a PM.
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    Extremely interesting story. I think that an...

    Extremely interesting story.

    I think that an observation of Yagyu Shinkage and Ono-ha Itto yields some very interesting similarities (not the type of similarities you get from schools that have...
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    Very interesting story. I've been told by an...

    Very interesting story. I've been told by an exponent of the school that, in general, Yagyu instructors were forbidden to engage in duels, as any loss that they suffered would reflect poorly on the...
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    In checking my notes, I think that you're right. ...

    In checking my notes, I think that you're right. Oops.



    Hmm. Maybe. :D



    This is really an interesting question, and it hinges in part on how much access he could have had to YSR. My...
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    In checking my notes, I think that you're right. ...

    In checking my notes, I think that you're right. Oops.



    Hmm. Maybe. :D



    This is really an interesting question, and it hinges in part on how much access he could have had to YSR. My...
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    Actually, Ueshiba (and possibly some of his...

    Actually, Ueshiba (and possibly some of his students) trained in Yagyu Shinkage Ryu under Gejo Kosaburo. Ueshiba apparently taught one of his students a version of aiki-ken that consisted of three...
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    That one represents my wife when I try to sneak...

    That one represents my wife when I try to sneak out for training and she has plans for me to do yardwork instead.
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    I can't agree with that enough. As far as...

    I can't agree with that enough.

    As far as the usefulness of my training, when people ask me why I study this stuff I just say, "Because I like it."

    If they press me on the point that this...
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    I've never understood the idea that swords are...

    I've never understood the idea that swords are obsolete. In the mid-90's about 20% of Rwanda's population were killed in organized massacres; the weapon of choice was the machete. There are plenty...
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    Searching for Video: Satsuma Kage no Ryu

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to track down footage of a sword school called 薩摩影之流 (Satsuma Kage no Ryu). My usual sources are yielding no results, so if anyone has footage of this I would really appreciate...
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    Who? :) Otherwise, makes sense.

    Who? :)

    Otherwise, makes sense.
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    Ken, did you give any thought to my suggestion? ...

    Ken, did you give any thought to my suggestion? I think it might be a very good way to handle this problem in the short-term.
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    I know that there are some annual enbu in the...

    I know that there are some annual enbu in the Fukuoka area, though I don't know exactly when. Colin Hyakute-Watkin, one of the forum moderators, would probably know.
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    Agree totally-- this is why I have been...

    Agree totally-- this is why I have been suggesting (and will try one last time ;) ) that we ask if Orionweb would be willing to keep the website up for a little while as long as we pay the $20 a...
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    Cady, that isn't a sign of poverty. That's a...

    Cady, that isn't a sign of poverty. That's a sign that you're posting from 1995.
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    Following up on what Cady said, I would love to...

    Following up on what Cady said, I would love to know if Orionweb would be willing to keep the site running for, say, six months, on condition of receiving the agreed $20 a month, with the...
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    Upon further reflection, I'm uncertain about how...

    Upon further reflection, I'm uncertain about how well striking would work even when holding onto your opponent. I'm a bit vague on the actual physics of a punch, but I suspect that a lot of the...
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    As noted before, I'm willing to pitch in. It's...

    As noted before, I'm willing to pitch in. It's actually very exciting to see so many people stepping forward-- the forum isn't quite as dead as we feared ;)
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    My immediate thought is that the lack of gravity...

    My immediate thought is that the lack of gravity and ground would make a zero-g fight look a little like Brazilian Jujitsu or Judo newaza, in that the two opponents would be constantly clinging to...
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    Ken, thanks for taking some action here. I'm...

    Ken, thanks for taking some action here. I'm definitely interested in helping out. I second what Nathan and Cady have been saying-- we've got to find some way to save the old conversations. I've...
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    Don't jinx it, Chris!

    Don't jinx it, Chris!
  22. New Koryu Encyclopedia

    Hello all,

    Dave Hall's new Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts has now been published by Kodansha. My copy reached me on Friday, and you can see my review on amazon...
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    Oisin, I have been to one seminar with...

    Oisin,

    I have been to one seminar with Sasamori Sensei. At that seminar he did not demonstrate any jujutsu that I saw, but did discuss the relationship of some of the kata to Daito Ryu and the...
  24. Does that mean that police will now have to deal...

    Does that mean that police will now have to deal with trigger-happy amateur bounty hunters on top of all of their other problems?
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    Since the question was posted under "Personal...

    Since the question was posted under "Personal Protection and Self Defense," the original poster might be interested in some of the more modern schools. I would consider many of the police and...
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